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's news international has been arrested. elizabeth palmer rorz. >> reporter: rebekah brooks had willingly made an appointment to go to the police station to answer questions when she arrived, she was arrested. anything she tells detectives now will become a formal part of the criminal inquiry into phone hacking and bribery of the "news of the world." brooks' arrest came as a surprise, but this was a shock. >> i have this afternoon informed the palace, secretary and the mayor of my intention to resign as commissioner of the metropolitan police service. >> reporter: the powerful head of london's police force resigned, not because he's personally suspected of wrongdoing but it was on his watch that the former "news of the editor" neil wallace as hired as a pr consultant to the police. he's since been arrested in connection with hacking. when this scandal exploded two weeks ago no one dreamed how many powerful people would be dragged in and down. in the u.s., les hinton, head of dow jones and publisher of the "wall street journal" resigned on friday. he may face further questions about what h
he's sorry for serious wrongdoing. and his british c.e.o., rebekah brooks, apologized, too. with murdoch's support, she toughed out almost two weeks of angry calls for her resignation. finally today she stepped down. but no display of public remorse by murdoch can stop the investigations under way. nine people have now been arrested, including a reporter and several editors. now, next week, on tuesday, we're going to see rupert murdoch, his son and heir apparent james, and rebekah brooks appear before a parliamentary investigation into hacking as witnesses. of course, the question to them will be "what did you know? did you know what was going on at the paper? and if you didn't, why not?" scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. news corporation has a value of $41 billion but its stock has plummeted since july 1 when the scandal broke. it has lost $6 billion in market value so far. the resignation of les hinton, the c.e.o. overseeing the "wall street journal," was announced after the market closed today. elaine quijano joins us now the late-breaking developments. >> reporter: scott,
told the browns that "the sun" would run a story on their baby's illness was rebecca brooks. at the time the editor of the sun newspaper, she's now rupert murdoch's british ceo and is herself being questioned by police. john yates, the officer you saw earlier on in my report, has just told the committee that he's 99% sure his phone was hacked, which shows that police investigating the news of the world were themselves not immune. chris? >> i'll tell you, this story grows more and more every day. cbs' elizabeth palmer for us in london. elizabeth, thank you very much. >>> like i said, there's so much more to talk about. we're joined now by steve hewlett who is a media analyst in london for us. good to have you here with us this morning. according to elizabeth's report there are claims the former prime minister gordon brown, the queen both victims of this hacking and rupert murdoch's newspapers. what's the latest on both sides of this story? >> it's going from bad to worse. in fairness, the latest revolution about gordon brown are not hacking, which is about accessing -- illega
minister gordon brown's baby just after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. it was rebekah brooks, murdoch's british c.e.o., who called the browns to tell them the story was running, this according to former political aide david muir. >> they didn't know how rebekah came across this information and now that it's come to light it was obtained by what appeared to be an illegal method. >> reporter: as the revelations pile up, a police inquiry has moved into high gear. in 2007, an internal investigation at rupert murdoch's u.k. company is reported to have found clear evidence of illegal activity. but managers didn't take their findings to the police. instead, phone hacking victims who sued were paid to settle out of court. murdoch's son, james, now a director of the new york-based news corporation, authorized one payment for what's said to have been more than a million dollars. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with incomplete investigation, and that's a matter of real regret for me personally. >> reporter: now that has damaged rupert murdoch's business, he's already
, anthony. anthony mason. the murdochs weren't the only ones who testified today. rebekah brooks was editor of the "news of the world" when the phone hacking first took place. she admitted that mistakes were made but said her company acted properly and quickly. she resigned last week as head of newscorp's british newspapers. back in this country where the clock is now winding down toward a possible government default, the house of representatives spent most of the day debating a republican plan to cut trillions of dollars from the federal budget. there is only one problem-- all sides concede that even if the bill did pass the senate, too-- and that's a long shot-- it faces a certain presidential veto and will never become law. so why do that when time is short? here is congressional correspondent nancy cordes. >> reporter: the house republicans pasted their answer to the debt ceiling crisis without democratic support. >> i'll bet you cash money that it ain't going to become the law. >> reporter: conservatives call the bill cut cap and balance because it cuts spending this year and caps it a
, including murdoch's son james, and the former c.e.o. rebekah brooks who was arrested on the weekend. she and cameron are neighbors who travel in the same circles. today he was forced to deny he had ever invited her for a sleep-over. >> i've never held a slumber party or seen her in her pajamas. >> reporter: cameron was bloodied, shall we say, in parliament today, but not broken. however this thing is far from over. his enemies expect more damaging allegations to surface when the judicial led inquiry into phone hacking gets under way. russ? >> mitchell: elizabeth palmmer in london, thank you. turns out that hacking into voice mail in the united states is pretty easy. depending on your phone carrier. bill whitaker looked into that. >> reporter: the targets of the tabloid hacking scandal included british royals, commoners and screen actors like hugh grant. >> i this think is the water shed moment. >> reporter: but don't think it's just the scourge of the celebrated and sensational on the other side of the atlantic. your phone and my phone can be hacked. >> my ex-girlfriend found her way int
of ar rupert murdoch's tp executives has reportedly been arrested, sky news is saying rebecca brooks has become the tenth person charged in connection with the phone hacking scandal now threatening murdoch's empire. >> murdoch papers this weekend are full run page ads apologizing for hacking. the white house may call for another meeting today between congressional leaders and president obama on a deficit cutting plan, the deadline for raising the nation's debt crean is, ceiling second, that is just over two weeks away. >> there was fear of a traffic jam for a hollywood movie but we head to a two-day shut down of 405, after the partial demolition of a bridge, so far, so good. police reported unusually light traffic, and the highway will reopen early tomorrow. venezuelan president huh go chavez headed to cuba for another round of cancer treatment before departing, chavez handed over some of his powers to underlings. >> glen campbell wowed them at the bill blocks situate mississippi sunday night, 22 song set, it was the country music legend's first performance since announcing that he had a
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